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Hello - this is my first post, although I've followed this very helpful resource for a number of months. My situation and questions are:

I finally received my award rating - notified through letter generator on ebenefits of 80% rating on 2 Aug. Got a nice deposit 2 days later for 11 months retroactive pay. I still haven't received any official paperwork in the mail and just called the VA 1-800 number to follow up on what my ratings were for. The lady was very nice, but said she could not tell me what my disabilities were for because it could affect the appeal process? She did say that two of my claims were deferred for further testing - TBI and Sleep apnea.

I've had a CPAP machine issued to me months ago - why would the defer the claim?

I attended some type of cognitive memory testing on last week, referred by my Psychiatrist. About 3.5 hours of memory and focus testing. Is this the type of testing the rating authority would need before making a decision?

Thank you for any insights.

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Deferring the claim allowed them to offer some help now. You should be happy.

My guess is that something is still needed to confirm a rating for sleep apnea. If you have any info forward it to them. When you get the paperwork it probably will tell you why.

Good Luck

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